15th Annual In The Mood: Community benefit for Tahoe Forest Cancer Center and tribute to and#8216;Froand#8217; | SierraSun.com

15th Annual In The Mood: Community benefit for Tahoe Forest Cancer Center and tribute to and#8216;Froand#8217;

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OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. and#8212; Celebrate and audacious start of the season with action snowsport photography and video from around the world at the 15th annual In The Mood, a free community event benefiting the Tahoe Forest Cancer Center, Wednesday, Dec. 1, at the Resort at Squaw Creek, Olympic Valley.

The eveningand#8217;s program will showcase numerous local talents and some of the biggest names in adventure photography, video and filmmaking including acclaimed filmmakers Scott Gaffney, Tom Day, Mike and Dave Hatchett, and Brad Holmes. Nationally recognized photographers include Keoki Flagg, Dave Norehad, Court Leve and Hank deVre.

and#8220;After all these years the event has grown from a cozy crowd to attracting over 600 people,and#8221; said co-founder Hank deVre, of Snowtribe Productions. and#8220;Itand#8217;s a fun party, a celebration of the coming of winter, and a great way to give back to the community.and#8221;

A highlight of this yearand#8217;s event is a tribute to the eventand#8217;s co-founder, Robert and#8216;Froand#8217; Frohlich, who passed away in October after a long fight with cancer.

A huge raffle with hundreds of prizes is a focal point of the nightand#8217;s festivities. Grand prizes include a Squaw Valley USA adult season pass, Pointand#8217;s North Heli-Skiing and more. Other prizes include local resort day tickets, snowcat adventures, ski and snowboard equipment, lodging packages, gift certificates and hard and soft outdoor retail items.

Raffle tickets may be purchased at the door before and throughout the event. All proceeds benefit the Tahoe Forest Cancer Center and the Truckee Community Christmas program. In the spirit of a free community event, In The Mood is supported and produced entirely by volunteers and the generosity of local and regional businesses and merchants. Raffle prize donations are welcomed.

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Led by Medical Director Laurence Heifetz, MD, the Tahoe Forest Cancer Center, located in Truckee, is committed to providing the highest quality cancer treatment and care to patients. The center strives to offer the most appropriate and current cancer diagnostic and therapeutic modalities in an honest, supportive, respectful and compassionate manner. The Center is associated with the UC Davis Health System and the Tahoe Forest Hospital Foundation charitable organization.

As it was for the first In The Mood 15 years ago, guests are encouraged to donate a can of food at the door to support Truckee Community Christmas, Inc., a nonprofit association that feeds the less fortunate during the holidays, and year round.

All ages are welcome. There is no admission charge. The doors open at 6 p.m. and the show begins shortly thereafter. A no-host bar will be available.

The evening is co-emceed by local TV personalities Todd Offenbacher and Eric T. Brandt. The Resort at Squaw Creek will host a post-event party beginning at 9 p.m. in Sandyand#8217;s Pub. Discount lodging is also available the night of the event. For lodging information, call 530-583-6300 or visit http://www.squawcreek.com

In The Mood is a Snowtribe Production. The event is supported by numerous partners and contributors including the Resort at Squaw Creek, Squaw Valley USA, Points North Heli – Adventures Inc., Pacific Crest Heli Guides, Tahoe Daveand#8217;s Skis and Boards, Snowbomb.com, Tahoe TV, and Swank Audio/Visual.

For more information, contact Eric Brandt, event coordinator, at 530-583-4206 or eric@tahoetv.com. For raffle donations, contact Meg deVre at 530-525-6281.

and#8212; Submitted to aedgett@sierrasun.com